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Multiplication Facts 0-12 - Grade 3

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Many students talk about their Times Tables and do not know exactly what that means. You can help them by having them use Unifix® cubes or counters when they are learning to multiply. For the problem 2 x 3, have them put the cubes into twos – and to do it three times. If they place these side by side in a rectangle, they can also see that it shows 3 x 2.  Allow students to use counters even if they are in the fourth grade. That will assure that they understand multiplication.Please see below for a selection of Leveled Lessons for Below Level (basic), On Level (median), and Above Level (competent) readers.
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Create a grid of squares with 1-10 going up the left hand side and 1-10 going across the top. Have your students help you fill in all of the easy multiplication facts: the ones, twos, threes, fours, fives, nines, and tens. Go across and down the chart. When the chart is almost complete, there will be one square of blanks left. Outline and highlight this box. This box is called the Magic Square. It contains the multiplication problems that most people find difficult to remember and the ones that students cannot understand any other way. They simply must be memorized.

 

Help students figure out that there are nine boxes, but actually only six problems. Then provide incentives to help them memorize these six toughies:  6x8, 6x7, 7x8, 6x6, 7x7, 8x8.